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Priscilla Harlow



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Wife Priscilla Harlow 1

           Born: 1 Oct 1722 - Plymouth, MA
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         Father: Eleazer Harlow (1694-Bef 1725) 1
         Mother: Hannah Pratt (1699-      ) 1




General Notes (Wife)

!BIRTH:"MB&D", MB&D, Vol.2, pg.432


Samuel Harlow and Priscilla Harlow



Husband Samuel Harlow 1

           Born: 27 Jan 1652 - Plymouth, MA
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           Died: betw.17 Feb 1724/5 and 17 Nov 1727
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         Father: William Harlow (Abt 1624-1691) 1
         Mother: Rebecca Bartlett (Abt 1631-      ) 1


       Marriage: 

   Other Spouse: Hannah Harlow (      -After 1728) 1




Wife Priscilla Harlow 1

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Children
1 F Rebecca Harlow 1

           Born: 27 Feb 1678 - Plymouth, MA
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General Notes (Husband)

!BIRTH:"MB&D", MB&D, Vol.2, pg.432

!DEATH:"MB&D", MB&D, Vol.2, pg.432


Notes (Marriage)

!MARRIAGE:"GMB", GMB, Vol.1, pg.112-117


General Notes for Child Rebecca Harlow

!BIRTH:"MB&D", MB&D, Vol.2, pg.432


Rebecca Harlow



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Wife Rebecca Harlow 1

           Born: 27 Feb 1678 - Plymouth, MA
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         Father: Samuel Harlow (1652-      ) 1
         Mother: Priscilla Harlow (      -      ) 1




General Notes (Wife)

!BIRTH:"MB&D", MB&D, Vol.2, pg.432


Benoni Lucas and Repentance Harlow



Husband Benoni Lucas 1

           Born: 30 Oct 1659 - Plymouth, MA
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           Died: 28 Feb 1730 - Plympton, MA
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         Father: Thomas Lucas (      -      ) 1
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Wife Repentance Harlow 1

           Born: 22 Nov 1660
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           Died: 2 Nov 1738 - Plympton, MA
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Children
1 M Samuel Lucas 1

           Born: 24 Jul 1688 - Plymouth, MA
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           Died: 26 Dec 1736 - Plympton, MA
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         Spouse: Elizabeth Shaw (1701-1727) 1
           Marr: 29 Dec 1720 - Plympton, MA
         Spouse: Abigail Shaw (1712-1782) 1
           Marr: 28 Feb 1732 - Plymouth, MA




General Notes (Husband)

!BIRTH:"Shaw, John", John Shaw of Plymouth, Mass., Benjam i n Shurtleff, Evanston, IL: 1972, pg.15

!DEATH:"Shaw, John", John Shaw of Plymouth, Mass., Benjam i n Shurtleff, Evanston, IL: 1972, pg.15


General Notes (Wife)

!BIRTH:"Shaw, John", John Shaw of Plymouth, Mass., Benjam i n Shurtleff, Evanston, IL: 1972, pg.15

!DEATH:"Shaw, John", John Shaw of Plymouth, Mass., Benjam i n Shurtleff, Evanston, IL: 1972, pg.15


Notes (Marriage)

!MARRIAGE:"Shaw, John", John Shaw of Plymouth, Mass., Benj a min Shurtleff, Evanston, IL: 1972, pg.15,23


General Notes for Child Samuel Lucas

!BIRTH:"Shaw, John", John Shaw of Plymouth, Mass., Benjam i n Shurtleff, Evanston, IL: 1972, pg.15

!DEATH:"Shaw, John", John Shaw of Plymouth, Mass., Benjam i n Shurtleff, Evanston, IL: 1972, pg.15


Sameul Harlow



Husband Sameul Harlow 1

           Born: 14 Aug 1690 - Plymouth, MA
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         Father: Samuel Harlow (1652-      ) 1
         Mother: Hannah Harlow (      -After 1728) 1


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General Notes (Husband)

!BIRTH:"MB&D", MB&D, Vol.2, pg.432


Samuel Harlow



Husband Samuel Harlow 1

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           Died: 2 Sep 1689
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         Father: Samuel Harlow (1652-      ) 1
         Mother: Hannah Harlow (      -After 1728) 1


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Noted events in his life were:
Baptism, Plymouth, MA, 1683




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General Notes (Husband)

!DEATH:"MB&D", MB&D, Vol.2, pg.432


Nathan Perkins and Sarah Harlow



Husband Nathan Perkins 1

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Wife Sarah Harlow 1

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         Father: William Harlow (After 1691-Bef 1749) 1
         Mother: Joanna Jackson (      -1753) 1




Notes (Marriage)

!MARRIAGE:"Pratt Directory", The Pratt Directory - 1998 Ed i tion, Jayne Pratt Lovelace - "JPLovelace@aol.com", East H ad dam, CT 06423, Ancestor House, 1998, pg.105


Thomas Harlow



Husband Thomas Harlow 1

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         Father: William Harlow (1657-1712) 1
         Mother: Lydia Cushman (1658-1719) 1


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1 M Jonathan Harlow 1

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Thomas Harlow and Jerusha Pratt



Husband Thomas Harlow 1

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       Marriage: 1 Jan 1772 - Middleboro, MA




Wife Jerusha Pratt 1

           Born: 10 Jul 1751 - Middleboro, MA
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         Father: Nathan Pratt (Abt 1723-      ) 1
         Mother: Margaret Samson (1728-      ) 1




General Notes (Wife)

!BIRTH:"Pratt Directory", The Pratt Directory - 1998 Editi o n, Jayne Pratt Lovelace - "JPLovelace@aol.com", East Hadd am , CT 06423, Ancestor House, 1998, pg.487,734


Notes (Marriage)

!MARRIAGE:"MF, Priest", "Mayflower Families Through Five G e nerations"; Volume Eigh t, Degory Priest, Robert S. Wake fi eld, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1994, pg. 76


Thomas Harlow



Husband Thomas Harlow 1

           Born: 20 Mar 1745
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         Father: Lemuel Harlow (1717-      ) 1
         Mother: Joanna Paddock (      -      ) 1


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General Notes (Husband)

!BIRTH:"MB&D", MB&D, Vol.2, pg.434


William Harlow and Joanna Jackson



Husband William Harlow 1

           Born: After 1691
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           Died: Bef Mar 1749
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         Father: William Harlow (1657-1712) 1
         Mother: Lydia Cushman (1658-1719) 1


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Wife Joanna Jackson 1

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           Died: 10 Jun 1753 - Bridgewater, MA
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Children
1 F Joanna Harlow 1

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         Spouse: Daniel Snell (      -      ) 1



2 F Hannah Harlow 1

           Born: 20 Nov 1721 - Plymouth, MA
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         Spouse: Stoughton Willis (      -      ) 1
           Marr: 11 Aug 1741 - Bridgewater, MA
         Spouse: John Snow (1704-Bef 1786) 1
           Marr: 30 Nov 1756 - Bridgewater, MA



3 F Sarah Harlow 1

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         Spouse: Nathan Perkins (      -      ) 1



4 F Lydia Harlow 1

           Born: 1724
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           Died: 4 Aug 1809 - Middleboro, MA
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Benjamin Pratt (1719-1765) 1
           Marr: 22 Dec 1741 - Bridgewater, MA



5 F Abigail Harlow 1

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         Spouse: Jonathan Beal (      -      ) 1



6 F Experience Harlow 1

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         Spouse: Daniel Washburn (1730-      ) 1



7 F Mary Harlow 1

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         Spouse: Jacob Peterson (      -      ) 1



8 M John Harlow 1

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9 M Isaac Harlow 1

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General Notes (Husband)

!BIRTH:"MB&D", MB&D, Vol.2. pg.437

!DEATH:"MB&D", MB&D, Vol.2. pg.437


General Notes (Wife)

!DEATH:"MB&D", MB&D, Vol.2. pg.440


Notes (Marriage)

!MARRIAGE:"MF, Priest", "Mayflower Families Through Five G e nerations"; Volume Eigh t, Degory Priest, Robert S. Wake fi eld, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1994, pg. 70


General Notes for Child Hannah Harlow

!BIRTH:"MF, Brown", MF, Brown, pg.49


General Notes for Child Lydia Harlow

!BIRTH:"Pratt Directory", The Pratt Directory - 1998 Editi o n, Jayne Pratt Lovelace - "JPLovelace@aol.com", East Hadd am , CT 06423, Ancestor House, 1998, pg.105

!DEATH:"Pratt Directory", The Pratt Directory - 1998 Editi o n, Jayne Pratt Lovelace - "JPLovelace@aol.com", East Hadd am , CT 06423, Ancestor House, 1998, pg.105


William Harlow



Husband William Harlow 1

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Children
1 M Nathaniel Harlow 1

           Born: Abt 1663
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           Died: 19 Apr 1721 - Plympton, MA
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         Spouse: Abigail Church (Abt 1664-1727) 1
           Marr: 17 Mar 1691 - Plymouth, MA




General Notes (Husband)

Of Plymouth.


Notes (Marriage)

!MARRIAGE:"Shaw, John", John Shaw of Plymouth, Mass., Benj a min Shurtleff, Evanston, IL: 1972, pg.13


General Notes for Child Nathaniel Harlow

!BIRTH:"Shaw, John", John Shaw of Plymouth, Mass., Benjam i n Shurtleff, Evanston, IL: 1972, pg.14

!DEATH:"Shaw, John", John Shaw of Plymouth, Mass., Benjam i n Shurtleff, Evanston, IL: 1972, pg.14


William Harlow



Husband William Harlow 1

           Born: 5 Oct 1650 - Plymouth, MA
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         Father: William Harlow (Abt 1624-1691) 1
         Mother: Rebecca Bartlett (Abt 1631-      ) 1


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General Notes (Husband)

!BIRTH:"MB&D", MB&D, Vol.2, pg.432


William Harlow



Husband William Harlow 1

           Born: 26 Jul 1692 - Plymouth, MA
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           Died: 11 Apr 1751 - Plymouth, MA
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         Father: Samuel Harlow (1652-      ) 1
         Mother: Hannah Harlow (      -After 1728) 1


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General Notes (Husband)

!BIRTH:"MB&D", MB&D, Vol.2, pg.432

!DEATH:"MB&D", MB&D, Vol.2, pg.432


William Harloward and Jenny McElhaney



Husband William Harloward 2

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       Marriage: 11 Feb 1808 - Grainger, Grainger Co., TX




Wife Jenny McElhaney 2

           Born: Abt 1793
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         Father: John McIlhaney (Abt 1771-After 1840) 2
         Mother: Margaret Hannah Bowen (Abt 1773-      ) 2





King Bela III Harmadik Of Hungary and Maria Komnene



Husband King Bela III Harmadik Of Hungary 1 3 4 5

            AKA: Bela III (Harmadik Bela) King Of Hungary
           Born: 1148 - Of, Esztergom, Komarom-Esztergo, Hungary 4
     Christened: 
           Died: 23 Apr 1196 4 5
         Buried:  - Szekesfehervar, Fejer, Hungary 4 5
            AFN: 9FV2-51


         Father: Geza II (Masodik Hungary King Of Hungary (1130-1161) 1 3 4
         Mother: Queen Evfrosiniya Of Hungary (1130-1186) 1 3 4


       Marriage: 

   Other Spouse: Queen Agnes Capet Of Hungary (1154-1198) 1 3 4 5 6 - 1186 - Constantinople, Constantinople, Turkey 4 5

Noted events in his life were:
Alt. Birth 5, Of, Esztergom, Komarom-Esztergom, Hungary, 1148




Wife Maria Komnene 4

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   Other Spouse: Marquis Of Montferrat Ranier (Abt 1162-1183) 4 - Feb 1178-1179 4


General Notes (Husband)

[royalty.ged]

NAME Bela III (Harmadik Bela) King Of /HUNGARY/

BIRT PLAC Of, Esztergom, Komarom-Esztergom, Hungary

MARR DATE 1163 (DIV)


Anna Harman



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Wife Anna Harman (details suppressed for this person)

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         Father: Jacob Harman
         Mother: Martha Scott





Della Harman



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Wife Della Harman (details suppressed for this person)

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         Father: Jacob Harman
         Mother: Martha Scott





Edward Harman



Husband Edward Harman (details suppressed for this person)

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         Father: Jacob Harman
         Mother: Martha Scott


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Frank Harman



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         Father: Jacob Harman
         Mother: Martha Scott


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Daniel Rogers and Harret Samantha Harman



Husband Daniel Rogers 2

           Born: 7 Aug 1831 - SC
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           Died: 11 Mar 1901 - Grand Cane, Desoto Parish, LA
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         Father: Felix M Rogers (1803-1863) 2
         Mother: Cassandra Parkins (1808-1884) 2


       Marriage: 13 Aug 1873 - Panola Co., TX




Wife Harret Samantha Harman 2

           Born: 3 Jun 1853 - Chambers Co., AL
     Christened: 
           Died: 23 Oct 1921 - Gloster, LA
         Buried:  - Grand Cane Cemetery, Grand Cane, Desoto Parish, LA



Children
1 M John Milton Rogers 2

           Born: 8 Sep 1874 - Deberry, Panola Co., TX
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           Died: 29 Jul 1926 - Washington, DC
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         Spouse: Almira Emily Gosman (      -      ) 2
           Marr: 21 Nov 1900



2 F Anna Elizabeth Rogers 2

           Born: 4 Nov 1876 - Deberry, Panola Co., TX
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           Died: 20 Nov 1943
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Dr. John Bunyan Jones (      -1937) 2
           Marr: 1 Nov 1893 - Baptist Church At Grand Cane, Desoto Parish, LA



3 F Ella Enola Rogers 2

           Born: 5 Sep 1878 - Deberry, Panola Co., TX
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           Died: 17 Apr 1929 - Grand Cane, Desoto Parish, LA
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Junius Lee Courtney (1868-1918) 2



4 F Hattie Wells Rogers 2

           Born: 24 Jul 1880 - Deberry, Panola Co., TX
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           Died: 6 Apr 1948 - Shreveport, LA
         Buried: 
         Spouse: John Wagner Chaffin (1904-1934) 2



5 F Mary Blanche Rogers 2

           Born: 18 May 1882 - Deberry, Panola Co., TX
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           Died: 6 Apr 1948
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         Spouse: Littleton Edwards Walker Jr. (1907-1879) 2





Ida Harman



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Wife Ida Harman (details suppressed for this person)

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         Father: Jacob Harman
         Mother: Martha Scott





Jacob Harman and Martha Scott



Husband Jacob Harman (details suppressed for this person)

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Wife Martha Scott (details suppressed for this person)

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         Father: Jonathan (S.O. Owen) Scott (1808-1852) 7
         Mother: Sarah Parr (      -      )





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1 F Anna Harman (details suppressed for this person)

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2 F Ida Harman (details suppressed for this person)

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3 F Della Harman (details suppressed for this person)

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4 M Frank Harman (details suppressed for this person)

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5 M Edward Harman (details suppressed for this person)

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Joseph Philip Harman



Husband Joseph Philip Harman (details suppressed for this person)

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         Father: Philip Harman
         Mother: Rachel Lutie Farnham (1944-1993) 8


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George Wellington Pottle and Mary Charlotte Harman



Husband George Wellington Pottle 1

           Born: 24 Apr 1824 - Xenia, Greene County, OH
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           Died: 6 Jan 1906 - Dayton, Montgomery, OH
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         Father: James Pottle (1783-1852) 1
         Mother: Catherine Eyler (Abt 1798-1861) 1


       Marriage: 7 Feb 1844 - Clark, OH




Wife Mary Charlotte Harman 1

           Born: Abt 1824 - OH
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           Died: Apr 1850 - Dayton, OH
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Noted events in her life were:
Alt. Death, Dayton, OH, Apr 1850



Children
1 M Winfield Scott Pottle 1

           Born: Nov 1844 - Near Eaton, OH
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           Died: 18 Apr 1908 - Dayton, Montgomery, OH
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Caroline Rupert (      -1906) 1
         Spouse: Caroline Rupert (Abt 1848-1884) 1
           Marr: Abt 1867 - Dayton, Montgomery County, OH
         Spouse: Carrie Louise (      -      ) 1
           Marr: 1887 - Dayton, Montgomery County, OH



2 F Armenia Pottle 1

           Born: Abt 1846 - , Clark, OH
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         Spouse: Shillits Dr. (living)



3 M Perry Pottle 1

           Born: Abt 1847 - OH
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4 F Priscilla Pottle 1

           Born: Abt 1849 - Clark County, OH
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         Spouse: Samuel Sullivan (living)



5 M Vespasian Smith Pottle 1

           Born: 5 Apr 1850 - OH
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           Died: 1 May 1901 - Indianapolis, IN
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Clara Belle Jennings (Abt 1860-1921) 1
           Marr: 1880 - OH




General Notes (Husband)

Greene Co. Ohio, census. Dayton Directory 1864-65, Hor s e s h oer resides David V. Pottle's.

Dayton City Directory 1888-1892, Horse shoer, 121 S. Mc D o n o ugh, Dayton, OH.

Dayton Directory 1914-15, Horse shoer, 19 N. St. Clai r , h o m e 51 S. Potomac

According to The Adjutant General's Office - 5 March 1946:

"George W. Pottle was born in Clark County, Ohi o a n d b y o ccupation was a boot and shoemaker . At ag e 38 , h e wa s enr olled 13 August 1862 at Xenia, Ohio, wa s mus tere d int o serv ice 24 August 1862 at Camp Piqua, O hio, a s a c orpora l, Capt ain Kyle's Company, 94th Ohio I nfantry , whic h organ izatio n subsequently became Compan y H, 94t h Ohio I nfantr y (offici al records). He was hon orably di scharge d 25 Apri l 1863 a t Nashville, Tennessee , on a sur geon's c ertificat e of disab ility as a corpora l."

He moved to Xenia, Ohio from New Carlisle in orde r t o w o r k in the shoefactories there so that at the out brea k o f t h e Civil War he enlisted from there.

I have visited his grave which is located at the Nati o n a l V eteran'sCemetery on the west side of Dayton, Ohi o ( 3 r d an d Gettysburg Streets). His grave is located i n Sec ti o n 0, N umber 45. It is under a large tree not fa r fro m t h e centra l cemetery monument. We blessed his g rave a nd p u t coins u nder his headstone to mark our visi t.

(Medical):Due to old age.


General Notes (Wife)

Mary Harmon died soon after the birth of Vespasian Pot t l e - per notes by Charles Pottle dated 8 January, 19 4 1 . I t is possible that Mary was American Indian, sinc e t he re are stories that have been passed down that Winfi el d Sco tt Pottle was a "half-breed" indian and was so tor men ted b y children that he went to live with his Uncle Da vi d Pottle . Uncle David then taught him how to be a black smi th . Winf ield Scott Pottle's military records describ e hi m as havin g black hair, dark eyes, and dark comlexion . Si nce I hav e a photo of his father, this means he woul d hav e picked th ose traits up from his mother, Mary.


General Notes for Child Winfield Scott Pottle

GOD FORGIVE THEM, I CAN'T!

By: John D. Feagin, Sr.

One of the horrendous aspects of the Civil War was t h e d e p rivation of prisoners in both the e northern an d so uthe r n p risoners of war camps.Prisoners on both sid es su ffer e d inco nceivable misery. one of the worst camp s wa s Ander so nvill e Prison in Georgia. It was overcrowd ed wi th onl y on e sourc e of water, a dank stream runnin g throu gh th e cente r of th e compound. A wall composed o f logs c ut fro m the ne arby for est surrounded the priso n grounds . A dead line surr ounded th e interior of the pr ison. I f a prisone r crossed t he deadlin e the Rebel guar ds wer e under order s to shoot. P risoners di ed by the hu ndred s of disease, ma lnutrition, an d thirst. O n a hot A ugus t the 13th day in 1 864, a sudden s torm appeare d an d by s ome accounts, a ligh tning bolt cam e from the da r k cloud s and struck the earth . A spring of w ater cam e gushi ng f rom the ground. The thi rsty men rushe d to wh at became k n own as the "Providentia l Spring. "Som e me n were pushed ov e r the deadline and sho t.

After the war was over, some of the northern prisone r s w e r e sent home via steamship. One of these steamer s wa s t h e ag ing Sultana. The Sultana was extremely over crowd ed w it h ove r 2000 prisoners on board. Just above M emphi s Tenn ess ee, th e Sultana's boilers suddenly explod ed, cr eatin g an i nfern o of steam and fire. Many prisone rs die d insta ntly. S ome o f the prisoners were sent flyi ng int o the Mis sissipp i Rive r where they drowned. The l oss o f life was w ell ove r a thou sand and is thought t o have b een greater t han th e lives los t during the sink ing of th e Titanic.

A reporter who was sent to the National Military H o m e i n J anuary of 1906 interviewed one individual tha t ex pe rien ce d these tragedies and lived to tell about i t.

The young reporter from the Dayton Daily News sto o d i n t h e midst of the venerable old warriors at the So ld ier s ho m e and gazed around, looking for a likely indi vid ua l to in te rview. Some thing drew his attention t o th e ol d man sit tin g in the corner. The man with the l ong g ray h air flecke d wi th occasional strands of black . The o ld ma n appeared t o b e in a contemplative mood a s he ofte n did . He, like oth ers , remembering the past t hat haunte d the m on a daily bas i s . The reporter coul d not help bu t noti ce the ugly whit e s car that ran fro m the top of th e old m ans forehead al l th e way past hi s left eyebrow an d down t o his cheek. A n old w ar woun d the reporter surmi sed. Th e reporter had pi cked hi s ca ndidate.What follow s is the s tory of Private Wi nfiel d S cott Pottle, Compan y G, Ohio 54 th Volunteer Infant ry . It i s a story of an A merican trage dy, and it is a sto r y of on e American's tri umph over monu mental odds.

"All of us didn't go out at the same time," said Sco t t P o t tle. "My brother Wallace and I enlisted in 186 1 i n th e 54 t h Ohio Infantry, which was called Platt's Z ouav es. W alla c e was 20 years old and I 16. My mother di ed be fore t he wa r . My youngest brother, Ves, only a ki d 13 ye ars old ,was c ra zy to get to the war and my fathe r knew h e woul d run awa y , so he decided to enlist himse lf and ta ke Ve s with him . Th ey joined the 94th Ohio i n 1862. Ve s went a long as a d rumme r boy, but he carrie d a gun in S herman' s march to th e sea . He got along al l right too, a nd was t he only one o f us no t wounded. M y father was wou nded at t he Battle of S tone Riv er, an d invalided home."

"The company Wallace and I belonged to was made up al m o s t e ntirely on Xenia boys. We had a pretty warm ti m e o f i t at t he battle of Shiloh. You can read all abo u t tha t i n the his tories . Wallace was shot in the rig h t breas t an d left han d in that fight, and they sent h i m to the h ospit al and the n discharged him for disabili ty . Consumpti on se t in a few y ears later and he died 1 0 ye ars after th e war.

"Somehow or other my name was published in the rep o r t s o f the battle as being one of the dead. A committ e e w a s appo inted in Xenia to go south and look after t h e boy s o f our c ompany, which had been pretty well sho t u p. M y fath er was o ne of the committee, and he brough t al on g a coffi n to tak e my body home in. We were in ca mp a t Sh ewall, Ten n., whe n the committee came along . I can' t reco llect jus t what h e said when he saw how l ive I was , but i t's natura l to supp ose that he was some what surpr ised."

"When Sherman started out to reinforce Rosecrans , I w a s o n e of the detail men. A party of Forrest's Cav alry a tt ack e d us along the road, trying to take Sherman . We pu t o u t a l ine to protect the wagon train and giv e Sherma n a c ha nce t o get back. Forest charged and som e Johnny R eb soc ke d me o n the head and arm with a saber . See thi s scar o n m y arm, a nd this dent in my head? Th at's wher e they cam e fr om. The y took 206 of us prisoner s that tim e. The Reb s ha d me penne d up for 18 months. F irst I wa s put at Bell e Isl and wit h a big batch of corr alled Yank ees. Then al l but 10 0 men w e resent away. Gen eral Ben Bu tler had thre atened t o kill 10 0 Rebels an d I was one o f the 100 Yankee s kept ba ck to be s laughte red if Butle r carried out his p lan. Tickl ish busines s t hat! Luckil y for us Butler chang ed his min d and we we r e sent on t o Libby. Then we didn' t know whethe r we wer e luc ky or no t. That was a fierce no te. It was s o crowd ed a ma n could n't straighten out. The y kept me in L ibb y only thre e wee ks, and Andersonville wa s our next hot e l. The only imp ro vement was that it was no t so crowde d . O ur food was ran k , the water warm and horr ible. On e day aft er a thunders torm , a spring of clear wat er bro ke out betwe en the stoc kade an d the dead line. Ther e wa s a great rus h for the w ater, an d I was among the bun c h pushed over th e line. Th e Rebel gua rds opened fire a n d I got a bullet i n my sid e . And there w e lay, our co mra des couldn't help u s, the y dared not cros s the dea d line . We lay about an hou r wh en the Captain of t he Gu ard orde red us removed. Fo r a wh ile there was more o f o ur blood i n that spring tha n wate r."

"Finally the time came for us to go north. Twenty-tw o h u n d red of us Yanks were put on the steamer Sultana . I sl e p t un der the same blanket with George White, i n the ba c k pa rt o f the boat . Just above Memphis abou t 3 o'cloc k i n th e morn ing, there was a terrific explos ion. I wa s in t he wa ter bef ore I knew what was going on . I grabbe d ont o a plan k and b y queer coincidence , Geo rge White , my bla nket mate , got ho ld of the same plank . We got ou t of th e crowd of s trugglin g men and hollere d for help . A fisher man came alon g and too k us ashore . Fifteen hun dred poor d evils lost the ir lives i n tha t disaster."

"While I was in the hospital In Memphis, I saw m y n a m e i n the newspaper as one of the drowned. I gues s I' m t h e onl y survivor of that affair in this county n ow. " Thu s e nded t he interview .

In his application for a pension, Winfield Scott Pot t l e g i ves an even more graphic description of his exper ie nc e s i n prison and undoubtedly that of thousands of o the r p ri sone rs when he writes:

... "In my dreams I go through all of the horrors of s t a r v ing to death and awaiting to be shot and awake wit h p ar ch e d tongue, that awful pain in my head - bloodsho t ey e s an d m y heart nearly Jumping out of me - that I d on' t be liev e I n Doctors and therefore don't go to the m oft e n . I hop e an d pray that you will take Into consi derati o n that I ha ve we nt through all the horrors of th e Rebe l P risons fro m Octobe r 11th 1863 until March 1865 , als o th e horrors o f being dro wned being a survivor o f tha t terri ble disaste r the blowin g up of that ill fat ed ste amer Sul tana. Hopin g and prayin g that you will co nside r all of th is will be w ith what grea t lots of evid enc e I now have i n will be suff icient to giv e me a prop er r e rating or a p roper allowanc e of my pension . Ofte n time s I see with m y eyes open and s ee myself so we a k from hu nger, crawlin g around crying fo r water and so methi ng t o eat - God forg ive them, I can't."

Winfield Scott Pottle received his pension of $1 7 . 0 0 p e r month for thelast time on March 4 , 1908. H e fo ugh t hi s l ast battle and departed this life for a b ette r on e on A pri l 18, 1908.

In June of 1999, our family visited the cemetery a t 3 r d a n d Gettysburg Streets on the Westside of Dayton , Ohi o . Wi nf ield Scott Pottle has a plain white headst one lo ca ted i n Se ction P, Number 30. It is behind and t o the r igh t of h is fa ther's stone when facing the larg e monumen t . I woul d estima te it to be about 100 feet di stant. Th e s tone is s imply mar ked "W.S. Pottle" with hi s unit o n it . We place d some coin s under the headston e (inscrip tio n side) to mar k our visit.

The 1888-92 Dayton City Directory shows W. S. Pottle wo r k i n g as a veterinary surgeon and living at 103 S. Eucl i d A ve nu e, W.S. Dayton, Ohio. He is previously liste d a s wor kin g a s a horse shoer and living at 925 W. 3r d St. , S.W . Dayt on , OH. This address is only 3 block s fro m wher e the Wri gh t Brothers lived at 1210 W. 3rd , S. W . Dayton , OH. Th e Wri ght Brothers (Oroville an d Wilbur ) were fri ends of th e Pott les and they knew eac h other w ell.

(Medical):He died from the effects of imprisonment in A n d e r sonville and the stresses of fighting in the Civi l Wa r.


General Notes for Child Vespasian Smith Pottle

Buried Crown Hill Cemetery - Indianapolis, IN. He i s s h o w n in the 1888-92 Dayton, Ohio City Directory as r esid i n g a t 240 S. Wayne Avenue and working as a paper h ange r . V espa sian's family still have his drum he use d in t h e Civi l Wa r when he was a drummer boy. The dru m has blo o d stain s o n it.


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